Category Archives: Events

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  A quick update as I realized today how much time had passed since I last posted.  COVID time seems to both crawl and fly by.  

Catching smoke in the news

Thanks to the efforts of Harcourt House:

Daze Magazine article

Edmonton Journal Three to See


I am pleased to say that two works were accepted into exhibitions.  

Safe? II is currently in Utterly Unfathomable and Powerfully Profound, the fall juried members show for the International Society of Experimental Artists.  The show is virtual, click on the link to view it.  The call for the spring members show will begin January 15th.  Check it out.  

Safe? II will be a part of Harcourt House Artist-Run Centre‘s Art-O-Members-Naked Show and Fundraiser from January 22nd – February 22nd.  This virtual show and fundraiser combines three events that typically would take place during a normal year.  As we all know last year was anything but normal!  Harcourt House is making the best of it while continuing to support artists, and provide excellent art education and exhibition opportunities.  

Castle Faerie will be a part of the Alberta Society of Artists traveling exhibition Into the Light in the spring of 2021.  The show will visit four locations in Alberta.  

Castle Faerie 2017







Catching smoke

Virtual guest book

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre 

Art Incubator Gallery August 21st – October 3rd, 2020

3rd Floor, 10215 – 112 Street Edmonton, Alberta


Thank you for visiting the exhibition! 

Please use the comments to sign my virtual guest book.  Click on the replies button.  



Thank you to the following people and dogs: 

Jacek Malek and Harcourt House for this opportunity to exhibit my work.  

Darren Kooyman and Wendy for their assistance and expertise in setting up the show.

My husband for being my partner and friend, and walking this path in life with me (even though it isn’t exactly how we saw it rolling out).  The rock under my feet in what can at times feel like sea of sand.* 

My children for always being supportive of what I do.  You are amazingly creative each in your own unique way.  

Mr. M for being my studio assistant/shadow/occasional materials taste tester.  

My parents and sisters for taking the changes in my life path in stride and being there for me no matter what.  

My extended family for their encouragement and support.  

My friends for being great friends.  Us people with anxiety need people like you.  

My fellow artists and mentors for their feedback, willingness to listen to me complain about app changes, and obsess about all things art-making related.  Special mention to Kim Blair who put me on the path of digital applications when I thought I would have to give up art altogether, and for our recent talk which has sparked many ideas! 

Mark at The Big Pixel for his printing expertise over the years and Lula, and Libby for always being happy to see me. (With fond remembrance of Leonard.)  

Dale at Pagemaster Printing, who exudes calm, for helping me navigate printing on a new material.  


*It’s a good thing to have all the props pulled out from under us occasionally. It gives us some sense of what is rock under our feet and what is sand.

Madeleine L’Engle



Catching smoke

Catching smoke will be presented in the Art Incubator Gallery at Harcourt House Artist Run Centre from August 21st to October 3rd.  I’m excited to say the gallery spaces will be re-opening, so you can see this work live (respecting all COVID-19 guidelines of course).  There will not be an opening reception, but grab your mask, come visit, and enjoy my show and Jill Ho-You’s exhibition Latent Monuments

Click on the links for more information. 🙂 

Getting ready for the show.

ISEA 29th Annual Open Juried Exhibition

I am pleased to say my work Light and dark II was accepted into the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA) 2020 29th Annual Open Juried Exhibition.  Due to COVID 19, it will be a virtual exhibition for this year, but there are plans to celebrate the first ever collaboration with Canadian members and friends in a unique way.  St. Albert, Alberta, Canada looks forward to hosting a symposium and exhibition in 2022.  


You can now see the virtual exhibition, Pushing Boundaries.  

My submission Light and dark II received a merit award!


Of the eye (and some of the mind)

Pop Up On Line Exhibition

Inspired by another artist, I decided to exhibit some of my work on line in a small exhibition. The photographic works are of the nature I see on my walks in the river valley, in particular ice and water, and also a little of what I see when I’m paying attention in the moment.  My digital drawings are pieces that developed while working on specific series or were a side product of that work.  As I don’t often set out with a specific idea in mind, I look at the shapes, shadows, and lines I have made to determine where a piece will go.  

Want to know more about me?  Check out my biography, or some of my meet the maker posts from March.  

You can also check out three of these pieces at Harcourt House’s Art O Rama 2019 until December 16th.  



Unless otherwise stated, all work is professionally printed on high quality art paper.  Pricing for 2019 is as follows*:

Limited edition prints




8 x 10  

edition of 10



11 x 14

edition of 5



16 x 20

edition of 5



14 x 24

edition of 5



18 x 24

edition of 5



24 x 30

edition of 3


$415 (glass)

$425 (plexi)

24 x 36

edition of 3



*Prices subject to change without notice. 


Art O Rama – Harcourt House

Art O Rama is Harcourt House Artist Run Centre’s members show and fundraiser December 6-14th, 2019. This holiday market provides the rare opportunity to acquire affordable, original, small format works for $500 or less in a variety of media including: painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, glass, ceramics, jewelry, metal design works, and mixed media compositions.  Proceeds are split between the artist and the centre, which uses the funds to continue to support artists and exhibitions, and develop engaging public programming.   

Looking for something special for your home or a gift for someone for Christmas?  Come out and check out what Art O Rama has to offer.  This year there are events planned on Friday and Saturday of the opening weekend (click the link for details).  I have three pieces in this show.  Come down and check it out 🙂 

The Main and Art Incubator Galleries: December 6 – 14, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, from 7 pm – 10 pm
Art-O-Rama Brunch: Saturday, December 7, from 12 pm – 6 pm
Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, 3rd floor, 10215 – 112 St, Edmonton

Extended Hours:
Monday Dec 9 – Friday Dec 13, 10 am – 7 pm
Saturdays Dec 7/14, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday Dec 8, 10 am – 5 pm



I will be participating again this year in Harcourt House Artist Run Centre’s Art-o-Rama.  Come and purchase art for you or for someone you love December 7th to December 9th at Jake’s Framing + Art Gallery 10441-123 Street, Edmonton, AB.    

The show offers original, small format works in a variety of media, including: painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, glass, ceramics, jewellery, metal design works, and mixed media compositions by leading and emerging artists and designers from Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto. Excellent as Christmas gifts for big and small budgets!

I will have 3 pieces available for purchase.  A portion of the proceeds supports Harcourt House’s art exhibitions and education programs.  

Important Dates:

  • Friday, December 7th : Preview (with sales) from 12 pm – 6 pm
  • Friday, December 7th : Opening Reception (sales continue) from 7 pm – 10 pm with food, cash bar, and music by Bill Damur and the White Cats
  • Saturday, December 8th : Art Sale continues from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Sunday, December 9th : Final Day of Art Sale from 10 am – 4 pm



Harcourt House Art-o-Rama

Looking outside at the snow today it certainly feels like Christmas is just around the corner! Just in time for the holiday season, Harcourt House Artist Artist Run Centre is hosting its inaugural Art-o-Rama Christmas Art Sale Fundraiser + Bohemian Extravaganza. December 1st – 3rd, with an opening reception on Friday December 1st from 7-11 pm.

The show offers affordable, original, small format works in a variety of media: painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, glass, ceramics, jewellery, metal design works, and mixed media compositions by Edmonton’s and other Alberta’s leading and emerging artists and designers. Fifty percent of the proceeds from art sales will go to support much needed renovations of Harcourt House’s art facilities. Looking for that special Christmas gift? Click on the link for full event details.

I will have three pieces in the show.


Sneak Peek – Art from the Unknown

Here is a sneak peek of what I will have on display for Art from the Unknown. It’s been a busy month already! This past week I took down my graduating show at the Faculty of Extension, and attended the opening reception for Visual Arts Alberta/CARFAC’s Ten Voices 2017. Now it’s time to get ready for Art from the Unknown.

Art From the Unknown is a group exhibition, which originated with former Edmonton-Strathcona MLA Raj Pannu and is continued by the Hon. Rachel Notley.

Friday October 27, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Opening Night Reception with Live Music
Saturday October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM – General Gallery
Sunday October 29, 2017, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – General Gallery

This free event provides a no-cost gallery space to our community’s new and emerging artists. Over the 3 days of the exhibition, 700 visitors are expected to view 70+ artists at this free gallery.

Stop by and say hi!


Ten Voices 2017 – Edmonton

My work is a part of this group exhibition.

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC, in partnership with the Friends of the Jubilee Auditoria Society
presents Ten Voices 2017 in the ​Kaasa Gallery at the ​Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 ​- 87 Ave​nue NW​)​​

This Alberta- wide juried exhibition of artwork by 10 Alberta artists, creating photographic and digitally manipulated imagery, features classic and innovative artwork diverse in subject matter, style and technique.

The exhibition ​focuses on the different ways artists respond to the world around, and within, them. ​

Location: ​Kaasa Gallery, ​Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 ​- 87 Ave​nue NW)​​

Reception: Thursday, October 19th from 7 to 9 pm.

The ​​Kaasa Gallery is open during preshow and intermission during Jubilee performances, or Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.